Labour needs to get to back to business. With the reshuffle done, Jeremy Corbyn is right to say its time to take the fight to the Tories.
Last week I made the hardest speech I have given in the House of Commons. I got up and talked about my life as the child of an alcoholic. My father, Dermot, was an extraordinary guy. The son of Irish immigrants, he was bright, charismatic and chippy. He battered his way into grammar school and university and when he left, he fell in love with the idealism of the postwar new towns and moved us to Harlow in Essex, where in the 1980s he worked his way up to become the council manager.
I thought you might be interested in the following pamphlet following my Policy Network speech earlier this month on 'Reclaiming Idealism: Entrepreneurial Socialism and the Case for a new Clause IV'.
President Xi Jinping's visit comes at a genuinely auspicious time. It comes as our two countries are finally poised on the threshold of a golden era in Sino-UK relations, as we start to become truly interdependent.